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MOLIERE
(PSEUDONYM OF JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN)
French dramatist and actor
(1622 - 1673)
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A laudation in Greek is of marvellous efficacy on the title-page of a book.
  [Fr., Une louange en grec est d'une merveilleuse efficace a la tete d'un livre.]
      - Preface--Les Precieuses Ridicules
        [Language]

Gold gives to the ugliest thing a certain charming air,
  For that without it were else a miserable affair.
    [Fr., L'or donne aux plus laids certain charme pour plaire,
      Et que sans lui le reste est une triste affaire.]
      - Sganarelle (I) [Gold]

Love is often a fruit of marriage.
  [Fr., L'amour est souvent un fruit de mariage.]
      - Sganarelle (I, 1) [Love]

Too great haste leads us to error.
  [Fr., Le trop de promptitude a l'erreur nous expose.]
      - Sganarelle (I, 12) [Haste]

Heaven forbids, it is true, certain gratifications, but there are ways and means of compounding such matters.
      - Tartuffe (act IV, sc. 5) [Enjoyment]

Ah! to be devout, I am none the less human.
  [Fr., Ah! pour etre devot, je n'en suis pas moins homme.]
      - Tartuffe (III, 3) [Man]

The envious will die, but envy never.
  [Fr., Les envieux mourront, mais non jamais l'envie.]
      - Tartuffe (V, 3) [Envy : Proverbs]


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